Monday, July 6, 2020

March 16, 1904 Receipt

This receipt is from the Civil War Pension File of my paternal third great-grandfather and is for some paper hanging that my third great-grandmother had done at 1532 South 8th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The paper hanging business was owned by a  Joseph R. Stenglein, who worked out of 1509 South 13th Street.  The business hung plain and ornamental paper.

There were four pieces of wallpaper hung on the side walls, 3 pieces on the ceiling, and 1 1/4 pieces on the border of the kitchen.  There were five pieces each hung on the dining room and parlor ceilings.

The total for all of the paper hanging was $3.29.  That would be about $95 today.




Thursday, July 2, 2020

May 14, 1904 Receipt

This receipt is found in the Civil War Pension File of my paternal third great-grandfather.  It is from May 14, 1904, a couple of weeks after his death.  It looks like my third great-grandmother had her kitchen sink spigot replaced at her home at 1416 South 15th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The cost was $1.25, which would be about $36 today.  

The plumber that did the work was David J. Lowery, who worked out of an office at the Southeast corner of 15th and Wharton Streets.  This receipt even lists his home address, 1436 South 16th Street, right around the corner from my third great-grandmother's home.






Wednesday, July 1, 2020

April 13, 1904 Receipt

This handwritten receipt is found in the Civil War Pension File of my paternal third great-grandfather.  It is for some yard work that was done by a John Jenner at 1445 South 16th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The charge was for $3.50, which would be about $100 today, and the fee looks to be paid on April 13, 1904.


March 16, 1904 Receipt

This receipt is from the Civil War Pension File of my paternal third great-grandfather and is for some paper hanging that my third great-gra...